Bocce
Bocce

Bocce

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bocce-bar.com/
  • Phone: 7862456211x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday - 11:30am - 11pm
    Friday - Saturday - 11:30am - 12am
    Lunch - 11am - 5pm
    Aperitivo Hour - 4pm - 7pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Bocce Bar features the city's first official bocce court!
  • Special Events:
    APERITIVO HOUR
    Journey to Italy during happy hour, featuring antipasti, cocktail, beer and wine specials from 4pm - 7pm, daily!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Midtown Blvd.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Garage, metered street and valet parking available.
A word from Bocce
Bocce Bar - Eat. Drink. Play.
Located in Midtown Miami the restaurant features the city"s first official bocce court and a Mediterranean-style outdoor café. The menu features Italian fare with such highlights as an antipasti bar, house-made pastas and a selection of salumi and formaggi. Complementing the menu is a cutting-edge beverage program, offering artisanal cocktails, an extensive wine selection and house-made liqueurs.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Bocce reviews from OpenTable diners
67 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (45)fit for foodies (38)great for outdoor dining (33)neighborhood gem (33)hot spot (28)vibrant bar scene (23)special occasion (22)late-night find (14)great for brunch (14)romantic (13)notable wine list (13)great for lunch (11)kid-friendly (10)scenic view (4)Show More
  • not much bocce but def a bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Not much bocce ball was going on but the food was good. small portions, decent taste, great decor.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Late-Night Find, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't listen to Yelp.. Amazing food
    ARTIV
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Went here expecting a nice ambiance, decent service and just 'ok' food (considering Yelp reviews). I was very misled by yelp on the food part, we had a great time and all the food was amazing. Guessing because they opened during Art Basel (which is an insane week to open a new restaurant and work out the kinks) they probably were put through a crazy stress test and disappointed a few clients early on. Regardless, I went on a quiet Wednesday night recently, the food, drinks, ambiance and service were amazing, I would definitely recommend to a friend. I didn't get a chance to play bocce ball, but a few people seemed to be really enjoying it.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nat10
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Love this restaurant! The food is amazing and the service is superb. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Bocce Bar
    MangiabeneVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Love this place. It looks like a Tuscan farmhouse, but very cool. The food is great, though tends a little towards the rich side on the pasta and desserts, which are best to share. The panna cotta with passion fruit is outstanding, and the gelato is great. Everyone is very nice, in a natural way. Fun scene - everyone is welcome.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall perfect
    derami
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    I am falling in love with this place. Great service, food, location, feel...
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An amazing dining experience
    1CrazyCarrot
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Easter brunch with friends was spectacular. The hostess went out of her way to accommodate our last minute request to change our reservation from 3 people to seven. The service was beyond attentive and the food was authentic, Italian with amazing attention to detail. Every bite was was beyond describable. The only way to communicate the experience is to experience it for yourself. I recommend Bocce Bar with a 500 star rating!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Brunch
    FoodiePadron
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Brunch was exceptional. Two Adults and two children under 5. Beautiful family atmosphere. We were greeted by everyone including the owner and we felt like family. Well done.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great Food
    RestaurantLoverVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    I always have a great experience and taste food. Services is getting better and I'm in love of this places.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GSDTOR
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    I say on the prior and the music was way to loud. The food was just ok.
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  • FOOD AND SERVICE
    lizelaVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    FOOD IS AMAZING, SERVICE GETS A LITTLE BUSY AND NOISY TO TALK, BUT OVERALL ITS GOOD!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service.
    Maria
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I really enjoyed lunch here. The service was great and so was the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The "oriental look" girl in
    RestaurantLoverVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The "oriental look" girl in the entrance send us to the bar to wait and we saw how she seat a couple first than us. We had reservations and we wait more than 20 minutes. Also the same girl insist to leave open the door that go to the terraces even we tall them that where super windy and we where cold and uncomfortable, she was rude and no friendly at all. I love this place but every time that I go from now on and I see this girl, the experiences won't be pleasant, in fact I will uncomfortable. The Services Girl, was another story and she knows how to take care of the people she is serving. She was really go and I happy to come back, because of her and the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very disappointed!
    CarolRVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The hostess was very sweet, the place was nicely decorated. We ordered lamb meatballs which was very tasty. Unfortunately the good times ended there. I ordered the pasta special and my husband ordered a pizza also on the specials list. My pasta consisted of maybe 5 mini tortellini sized bites. The sauce was watery and included frozen peas which were tasteless. I am really not joking about the 5 bites. My husband's pizza had a lot of sauce and barely any cheese, more than 2/3 of the pizza had no cheese at all only sauce. Since we were still hungry we made the mistake of ordering a chocolate desert. It was nothing special. A $170 bill for a disappointing lunch means we will not be coming back.
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  • A second visit to Bocce
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Our second visit to Bocce Bar was as good as the first one. We had a roasted beet salad and the carote al forno. This time the carrots were a bit mushy but still good. The swordfish was perfectly cooked. The ravioli di melanzane were simple but good. As walways, the desserts are divine. Again, we had the cannoli and also a millefeuille. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Innovative Italian - Delicious!
    GroveNativeVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    This was our second visit. A friend brought us here a couple of weeks ago and we had a great meal, so when our daughter came home for spring break with six friends, Bocce was our top choice for showing off Miami's exciting dining scene. We made a good choice. Everyone raved about the food, and one guest proclaimed that it was the best meal she's ever had. Some of our favorites: all of the cheeses, kale Caesar, pasta bolognese, chicken, lamb shank and carrots. (I'm sure the beef short rib would have made the list, too, but it was 86'd.) For dessert, we had the panna cotta (excellent), Nutella sundae (even better) and the cannoli (out of this world, and nothing like a traditional cannoli, of which I'm not a fan). Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow - great food
    Tzj63VIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We were there early on a Sunday evening prior to a performance at the Arsht, so it was pretty quiet, but the food was really delicious. The pastas and the vegetables were amazing and reminded me of being in Italy. Many options for vegetarians/pescatarians. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem
    Rolydamian
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Great food, many delicious choices. Booth was beautiful and comfortable. Service outstanding. Ambiance is just right, fun but not overly noisy. Easy parking. A classy place and a real find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprised!
    InesVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Really surprised by the varied menu and everything we had was delicious. The restaurant is a bit loud and wish the cocktail menu was more varied - seemed to be all prosecco and campari. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodgasm
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Went for first time and was very pleased. The food was very good and service as well, Was a little loud so wound not go here if you are looking For a romantic place but very fun!! Good for groups.;) Nice bar as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    SandyVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Great Food, the only thing is that on Friday, the the 21st we experienced a two-hr wait for a mere table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious but oh so small!
    DineoftenVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    First impression - buzzy ambiance, uncomfortable chairs, martini in really small glass. We waited some time for our starters and when they came we were struck by the unbelievably measly size of the prosciutto and burrata antipasti. Mains however were very good, branzino and pastas, but the side dish of cauliflower, though delicious, was a joke for $10. Desserts were back to miniscule. These portions are not European or italian, they are Lilliputian! A great shame because the food was actually very good, but I think the management seems to really rethink their portion policy......
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  • Long Way to Go
    Tastytom32VIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Three visits, and other than Kale, Cauliflower, Salumi and Swordfish, a big disappointment. Am major fan of Sugar Cane and my Mom Italian born so spent my summers traveling throughout Italy! Cooking is inconsistent, meatballs which were fab first time, mushy next. Pastas cooked well but bland. Special ravioli tasted out of a box, far cry from Reggio Emilia. They need some serious Nonni power in the kitchen to kick it up. I'm a neighbor & want Tim to succeed.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • busboys need to be trained
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    busboys need to be trained properly, I was there twice this week and both time I wasn't done and the busboy picked up my male friend plate while I was actually eating, so annoying and rude
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The carrots and cauliflower
    CjkfoodVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The carrots and cauliflower were awesome. I love to rave about vegetables.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall it was good, but we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Overall it was good, but we reserved for 10.00 pm and we got seated at 11.00 pm. Also, they need to improve on the service
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wow that was delicious
    Jbatty74VIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Very creative food. The carrots are insanely great. Politeness Polenta was so innovative
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid dishes & clunky service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Considering that Bocce Bar is new, I don't want to hold the service against them, but it was awfully awkward. It took an inordinate amount of time to speak to a waiter once seated. We got our bread, oil and butter (which were exceptional) within a few minutes of being seated, but did not get water or a waiter until at least five minutes later. We ordered the Porchetta, Polenta, Mushroom Tagliatelle and Gnochetti. All the dishes were excellent. Especially the gnochetti. After having the appetizers and entrees, our silverware was set again for another entree, but we didn't have one coming. We informed our waiter, who apologized and then took our dessert order. We had the choco/nutella dessert & Tiramisu which were both disappointments
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • YES!
    daniellec
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    What a wonderful experience! After having a less than stellar valentines day dinner we went to Bocce Bar to make up for it...and then our dinner surpassed our expectations. The place was packed and our waiter seemed busy so the manager came and took our drink orders which was wonderful. The cocktails were delicious (try the Bocce Ball, yum) and we ordered a few appetizers and some pastas. The duck orecchiette was the standout dish for me. The nutella torte was amazing for dessert, and to top it all off, the lemon marshmallows were little pillows of heaven. I can not wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    It was a nice environment. The staff was really nice. Pricing is a bit expensive but not bad for special occasions. I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new find for us
    ADiscerningTravelerVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    The food and the service are superb. Italian with a modern flair. Truly pleased with the service, the menu selection and the presentation of the food, flavorful and well prepared. It could take the lighting down a but for dinner would be my only suggestion to management.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it
    NicolasVIP
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Grieta staff , awesome decorations and a good selection of Italian choices. Leave space for deserts they are awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • new find---will find again
    golden27
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    pleased to have found this newbie restaurant. the entire dining experience was terrific---the menu, the service, drinks, timeliness of food arrival, all. a very interesting and eclectic mix, all with an italian twist. enjoyed!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overrated with horrible food
    Gables007VIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    This place is overrated, the food is average to bad, my wife had the pasta with lobster in a red sauce that was nothing excited, the sauce look and tasted like a red sauce out of a can and the lamb shack that I order had to be send back because it was gamely and had a horrible odor and taste, I them order the Lamb meatballs and I went from bad to worse. Save your self the time and money and go elsewhere.
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  • Nothing special to say the
    Maoescorey
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Nothing special to say the food it's Good but i prefered sugar cane I know that is the same chef, but i like more the other one
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday Night with the Wife
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Walked into the old Sustain property and almost wished Bocce was there the whole time. This is a great spot for any occasion. Love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Addition to the Neighborhood
    KRLdines
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    This was my first time in to Bocce Bar and was quite impressed. We sat outside so we didn't really get the vibe of the restaurant, but liked the relaxed atmosphere in the outdoor setting & that you could play bocce ball. The food was outstanding -- in quality, preparation and presentation -- and loved the modern take on classic dishes. Favorites included the selection of meats & cheeses, the grilled octopus and tiramisu. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We started with the Ricotta Di Bufala, with pumpkin and shaved truffle. Ricotta is usually bland but the other ingredients elevated it. It was slightly sweet and creamy. We also had the Thumbelina Carrots with mascarpone and pistachio granola. The sweetness of the carrots comes through and the granola adds a lovely crunch. We also shared the Orecchiette duck sugo with roasted butternut squash, my favorite dish. And we also shared the Grilled Swordfish with tomato fregola, preserved lemon, capers. The fish was cooked to perfection. The service was friendly and attentive. It is on the expensive side because you end up ordering many things, but definitely worth it. My only complaint: the music is too loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another hit for Midtown
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The Sugercane group can add another hit to Midtown. The concept was great. Watching young beautiful people playing Bocce Ball while you dine on Italian Tapas. The meatballs are outstanding. The heirloom tomatoes and mozzerela were good. The free foccacia twith the tomatoes was delicious, but I would lose the spam like procuitto. The brick flattened chicken was moist and wonderful. Their passion fruit Panna Cotta is one of the best we have had. The consistancy was perfect. I think we have a winner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great option
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We were a table of four with high hopes and left with exceeded expectations having been met. We ordered a mix of small plates and two entrees and everything was flavorful, well-presented and delicious. We particularly liked the lamb & goat cheese meat balls and the orecchiette & duck pasta. The menu seemed a bit strange but once plates starting arriving it felt like the same comfort we get with eating at Sugar Cane (their sister restaurant). I highly recommend Bocce Bar for a casual and comfortable dinner with friends or large groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pretty cool place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    first they have bocce. the menu comes from a tipical italian "trattoria" or bar. great for aperitivo as well dinners.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.